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Professor Blaine Price

Inaugural Lecture

Professor Blaine Price
This event took place on 28th November 2017 at 6:00pm (18:00 GMT)
Berrill Lecture Theatre, The Open University, Walton Hall Campus, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

In Professor Blaine Price’s inaugural lecture, 'Am I normal?' he will consider the risks and benefits of novel health technologies that automatically gather data about you and your lifestyle.

Blaine Price is Professor of Computing in the Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics at The Open University (OU). His research interests focus on improving people’s engagement with data gathered from mobile, wearable and so-called ‘ubiquitous computing’ technologies that increasingly form part of our lives. These include developing technologies and policies to protect the privacy rights of individuals and groups; as well as finding ways to improve people’s lives through new medical practices and allowing individuals to live longer, healthier lives in their own homes.

Blaine launched, and continues to lead, the OU’s postgraduate Digital Forensics teaching programme. He also supervises PhD students in the areas of privacy, ubiquitous and wearable computing emphasising medical and health applications of these technologies.

In Am I normal? Blaine will consider the benefits of collecting data about yourself and demonstrate devices that can measure and monitor individual health histories. He will also discuss some of his current projects which explore how relatively simple and inexpensive technologies may improve surgical outcomes as well as reducing the time older patients need to stay in hospital.

Event programme:

17:30-18:00            Refreshments
18:00-18:45            Lecture     
18:45-19:00            Q&A
19:00-19:45            Drinks Reception

There will be time for questions and comments. We very much hope you will be able to attend in person or online for what promises to be an inspiring event and have your say.

The webcast was open to 3000 users

(63 minutes)